While we certainly have some challenging hills in the Harbour City, commuting by bike is worth considering. Both the Parkway Trail and the E&N Trail connect various points of the community and being able to rack your bike on RDN buses makes navigating Nanaimo easier than you may think. Check out our 2018 Cycling Map (PDF) to help you find your way around town or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a hard copy.
GoByBike (Bike to Work Week)
Since 1997, Nanaimo has celebrated traveling by bicycle during Bike To Work Week. In 2018, the province changed the event name to GoByBike in order to celebrate all cycling trips.
Interested in joining the fun? Check out the Nanaimo GoByBike website
to register, join a team, and for more details on the next GoByBike event!
Learn to Ride a Bike
Nanaimo is a great place to discover by bicycle! A number of the city playgrounds feature paved training routes for little ones who are new to two wheels (Altrusa and Forest Drive, for example). Be sure to check out the Activity Guide for fun programs about bike riding, such the Street-Smarts Commuter Cycling Skills program.
Cycling Within Our City
If you are already familiar with cycling, there are a number of community groups you can get involved with. Below is a list of cycling groups which operate within the City. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced cyclist, there are a wide variety of resources for everyone at every skill level.
Other cycling resources can be found below:
Protect Your Bike from Theft
Project 529 is a website and app where you can register your bike. In the case that your bike is stolen, the registered information will help authorities find and return your bike to you. Don't delay - register today! Watch this video to learn more.